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Bloodwork Services for Pets

Bloodwork helps us analyze your pet’s health and see if they may be suffering from underlying health conditions. They are performed almost daily by our veterinary technicians, and they are minimally invasive. Most pets feel little to no discomfort while their blood is being drawn. Please call us at 705.742.4243 to learn more about our bloodwork services.

Why are blood tests important for my cat’s or dog’s health?

Blood sampling is an important part of wellness exams, and allows us to detect (well before they display symptoms) if your pet has infections, diseases and other harmful conditions.

How long does it take to get blood test results?

Most of our diagnostics are done in-house, with test results available within 1 to 2 hours. We send more complex tests to an independent laboratory if needed. Results from those types of tests are received in roughly 2 to 3 business days.

How often should blood tests be done?

Frequency will depend on many factors such as your pet’s age, breed and any condition they may have. Since your furry family member should be visiting us for a wellness exam at least once per year, they should be getting bloodwork at the same frequency.


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Last updated: March 18, 2022.

Dear Clients,

With the upcoming changes to masking requirements for Ontario, we would like to share our updated protocols.

As a large group working very closely together, our staff will continue to wear face masks to help ensure that we stay healthy and are able to provide the best medical care we can.

It has been so nice to welcome clients back into the clinic. As we ease into reopening, we will continue to keep our doors locked for the time being. If you require assistance, please call (705) 742-4243, or knock on the door and we will be happy to assist you.

Upon arrival for your scheduled appointment or surgery admission, please call to let us know that you are here. The doctor or technician will call you as soon as we are ready for you. At this time, they may ask you for some further information prior to you bringing your pet into the hospital.

We will be continuing to offer curbside pickup for food and medications at this time.

As always, as things change we will continue to update our protocols as we feel necessary. If you have any concerns or questions, please feel free to call us or email christinep@cahpet.ca


If you wish to connect with a veterinarian via message, phone or video, visit our website and follow the "Online Consultation" link.


We are OPEN with the following hours:

Monday to Friday: 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Saturday: 8:00 am - 1:00 pm
Sunday: Closed

Thank you for your patience and understanding and we look forward to seeing you and your furry family members again!

- Your dedicated team at Champlain Animal Hospital